Shannon’s Ryan Nolan made his first team debut with Inter Milan over the weekend, making him the third Irishman to ever do so as he follows in the footsteps of Liam Brady and Robbie Keane.
He came off the bench in the second half for the Nerazzurri n a pre-season friendly 3-0 win against Swiss Super League team Lugano.
A central defender, the nineteen year old has been training with Inter’s first team during their pre-season. They play Sion on Wednesday, before facing Zenit St Petersberg next Saturday and Nolan is expected to be involved in both of those games.
Meanwhile, Newmarket Celtic duo Eoin Hayes and Stephen Kelly will form part of the extended Republic of Ireland UEFA Regions Cup squad. They will commence preparations late this month ahead of the qualifiers which take place in Romania in mid September.